Blessed Luis Magaña Servin
Arandas, Jalisco, Mexico, August 24, 1902 – February 9, 1928
Luis Magaña Servin was born in Arandas August 24, 1902. Christian was an integral, responsible and caring husband. He never denied his Christian convictions, even in times of trial and persecution. He was an active member of the Mexican Catholic Youth (ACJM) and Confraternity of Adoration Night of the Blessed Sacrament in the parish of Los Cabos. From his marriage to Elvira Camarena Méndez, celebrated January 6, 1926, were the first-born male Gilberto and a daughter, Maria Luisa, born after the death of his father.
On February 9, 1928, at the height of religious persecution, a group of Federal soldiers occupied the town of Los Cabos. He ordered that they be immediately arrested Catholics who sympathize with the active resistance against the government, which was Frai precisely Luis Magaña Servin. When they came to his house, not because he had found refuge very well and then caught in return the younger brother. Venutolo to know Luis is presented before the General asking to be able to replace his brother.
Said: “I have never been a rebel cristero as you think, but if I was accused of being Christian, then yes, they are, and why should I be killed, well-being. Long live Christ the King and Holy Mary of Guadalupe. ” Without delay, the military ordered his death. Shortly before the execution, in the atrium of the church, Luis said the word and said: “squad that you have to kill me: I want to tell you that by this time you lose and I promise you that I will be just the presence of God be the first to which intercedes. Long live Christ the King and Holy Mary of Guadalupe. ” It was 15 hours, February 9, 1928.
Luis Magaña Servin was beatified on November 20, 2005, under Pope Benedict XVI, along with other victims of that persecution.
Author: Fabio Arduino
SOURCE: Santi e Beati